What the **** am I doing in Cali, Colombia?

Why I’m Here When I first got an Email from Ben asking me advice on opening a Mexican restaurant in Cali, Colombia I gave him the same advice I always give to someone who wants to open a restaurant with no experience: Don’t be a ****ing idiot! But it turned out that this young (27 […]

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The Tuesday Market

Everyone goes to the Tuesday Market. Locals, expats, visitors. Housemaids, chefs, restaurant and bodega owners. Farmers, of course, who go to sell their produce, eggs, chickens. Entrepreneurs with stands of nuts and candies, CD’s, clothing(literally Tons of clothing), small kitchen equipment, hand made cheeses, chorizo, fish trucked in from the west coast, honey, agua frescas, […]

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A Gringo Thanksgiving in Mexico

For many years we’ve been celebrating Thanksgiving in San Miguel. For the past seven or eight years my Dad has flown down from North Carolina to spend Thanksgiving week with us, but last year he and his friend Cathy decided that late November in San Miguel was too cold for them. Really? My Dad is […]

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An Obsession Not to Be Denied

People in the US ask us “Don’t you get tired of Mexican food?” and the answer is no, never. It’s a varied cuisine, using a variety of fruits, vegetables, chiles and herbs that we can only dream of in Vermont, especially in winter. Richard makes a mean Huevos Rancheros, we always have fresh Pico de […]

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What Richard does in Mexico

It’s pretty obvious what I do in Mexico – I shop for food, think about food, eat food, then cook food. I experiment with the chiles, fruits and seasonal vegetables I find in the market, then serve my experiments to friends and family, then do it again. But what, you may ask, does Richard do? […]

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We’ve arrived in Paradise!

This is the view we see each November when we drive into San Miguel de Allende. Leaving our life and friends in Vermont is never easy, but the joy we feel when we see our gorgeous Mexican home puts us into our Mexican mind set and makes us quiver with anticipation. This blog will be […]

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